Florida running back Jordan Scarlett, wide receiver Rick Wells, as well as linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller are all enrolled in school and have been cleared to return to the Gators after serving season-long suspensions stemming from a credit card fraud case that resulted in the suspension of nine players in 2017. The return of the players off of what was a previously-indefinite suspension is a huge boost for a Gators program that will enter winter workouts under first-year head coach Dan Mullen. "All of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program," Mullen said in a statement. The most notable addition of the bunch is Scarlett. The 5-foot-10, 213-pound native of Fort Lauderdale rushed for a team-high 889 yards and six touchdowns in 2016 under former coach Jim McElwain, and was an integral part of the Gators' second consecutive SEC East title. Malik Davis emerged as a star early in the 2017 season in Scarlett's absence but missed the final four games of the season with a knee injury. The return of Scarlett and a presumably healthy Davis, along with rising junior Lamical Perine, gives Mullen a pretty stout backfield to work with as he implements his new system.
Florida RB Jordan Scarlett, WR Rick Wells among four suspended Gators reinstated
CBS Sports | Jan 23